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Articles from the April 25, 2013 edition

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Bidders wanted for fair's Wampum Auction

The annual Wampum auction to benefit the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair (WLCF) is scheduled Saturday and is expected to be the highlight of the weekend in Ritzville. The family-friendly event provides an opportunity for community... — Updated 4/25/2013


Potluck, speaker at senior center

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is hosting a potluck and welcoming guest speaker Linda Pond to present to all in attendance at the event on Friday, April 26. The potluck lunch begins at noon and those attending the event are asked... — Updated 4/25/2013


Library to host poetry contest

In honor of national poetry month, the Ritzville Public Library is hosting a youth poetry contest for students in sixth through 12th grade. All entries must be submitted by April 30 and only one entry is allowed per poet. The... — Updated 4/25/2013


Foursquare Church to host seminar

The Ritzville Foursquare Church is hosting a seminar by Bruce Barton from the Monarch Creation Ministry of Auburn, who is discussing the facts and theories surrounding evolution and the biblical creation story. The seminar begins... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


Soul Café board accepting applications

The organizing committee for the creation of the Soul Café is currently accepting applications from interested residents. An official board of directors, consisting of seven members, will be decided during a planning meeting on... — Updated 4/25/2013


Candidate filing period opens May 13

The 2013 Adams County candidate filing period opens on May 13 and closes on May 17 for the Aug. 6 primary election and Nov. 5 general election. This year, there are three filing options for candidates: in person at Adams County... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


Community blood drive set for May 6

The Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and Lind-Ritzville High School are hosting a community blood drive at the high school on Monday, May 6. Donation hours are set from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for any interested donors. For more... — Updated 4/25/2013

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Health professionals encourage residents to learn about strokes

News Editor With a person dying every 40 seconds from a stroke in the United States, health care professionals are encouraging residents to take the time to learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke. Next month is national stroke... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


School board approves after Labor Day school start

The Lind and Ritzville School Board of Directors both unanimously approved to change the school calendar for the upcoming school year to start on Sept. 3 during the regularly scheduled meeting on April 22. The board also approved... — Updated 4/25/2013


Show raises $6,045 for theater

The first of many fundraisers to support The New Ritz Theatre proved successful last Saturday when community members joined together to celebrate a night of talent and help raise $6... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


Connell Oil brands Ritzville store: Bronco

A change in signage for the local Connell Oil store went into effect on Saturday with the branding of the Ritzville store. The store has undergone a change to better represent the... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


U.S. Bank gains assistant manager

The local U.S. Bank branch is welcoming Kandis Steele to the staff in the previously vacant assistant manager position. Steele began working at the Ritzville branch on Monday,... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


Lind residents reminded to license dogs

Lind residents are encouraged to license their dogs as soon as possible to avoid paying a fine. Any dog owner who has not licensed their dog by the end of April will incur a $100 fine per animal. Dogs can be licensed at Lind Town... — Updated 4/25/2013


Sheriff seeks help from Lind residents

Due to recent thefts in the town of Lind, the Adams County Sheriff’s Department is requesting assistance from Lind citizens to report suspicious activity in the area. The majority of crimes being reported occurs at night and... — Updated 4/25/2013


Good Hope Lutheran slates family events

The Good Hope Lutheran Church is kicking off the spring season by hosting a series of family activities beginning with an evening of fun, fellowship and devotions on Sunday, April 28. Beginning at 5 p.m., the evening is highlighted... — Updated 4/25/2013


Ritzville citizens need to practice tolerance

To the Editor, I felt sorry for the fellow who wrote that when he voiced his opinion, he was told to get out of town. I was shocked to hear another person agree. When he was told to leave if he didn’t like it here, he got angry... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


Medication is too accessible in the United States

To the Editor, President Obama once fretted about 10 or 11-year-old girls being able to purchase Plan B One-Step birth control pills, but he has now changed his mind. With his blessing, the Department of Health and Human Services s... — Updated 4/25/2013

 By Stephen McFadden    News

LET'S CHAT: Newspaper a 24/7 effort to share info

I write every week. In fact, I have written and published “something” almost every week of my adult working life. In fact, there’s a list of things I’d like to write about. The list ebbs and flows as time passes. Some... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


City infrastructure upgrades a necessity

This summer the City of Ritzville will undergo a rare phase of construction, primarily aimed at improving aging infrastructure — streets, water mains, sewer lines and the drilling of a new domestic water well. The project list... — Updated 4/25/2013


Opening day golf scramble successful

The opening day scramble at the Ritzville Municipal Golf Course on Sunday, April 21, proved successful despite the weather conditions. Thirty-four participants took to the course to participate in the annual event to play an... — Updated 4/25/2013


Morley leads local high school golfers

Logan Morley finished fourth overall among boys golfing at Deer Park Tuesday. He shot an 84 and was the top golfer for the Broncos. The LRS boys, as a team finished in second with a 471, behind the Colfax Bulldogs and their 459.... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


SJELW team gains track time in Oregon, girls take second

The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse-Washtucna track team traveled to Milton-Freewater, Ore., on April 17 to compete in the District 9 1B/2B event. The SJELW girls continue to be tough competition at the league meets and earned a second... — Updated 4/25/2013


Lady Broncos weathering tough fastpitch season

Tuesday’s fastpitch doubleheader likely determined the fate of the LRS fastpitch team. The team went into Tuesday’s games at Reardan needing a pair of wins over the winless Lady Indians in order to finish in sixth place in... — Updated 4/25/2013


LRS preps for Riverside meet Saturday

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague track and field team competed in the Quincy Invitational on Saturday, April 20. The team struggled to earn overall team points, with the LRS boys team finishing 11th with 18 points and the girls’ team... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


Broncos fighting for position in league baseball

Coming into the week the Broncos’ baseball team was tied for third place in the Northeast 2B League with Reardan. Tuesday was expected to determine who would take soul possession of third place, an important position as the... — Updated 4/25/2013 Full story


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